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Adam Gockel approaches the mark for pole vault.

Creating a legacy of his own

April 25, 2017

The best 3-point shooter. The best quarterback. The best defender. The fastest sprinter. No matter the sport, most athletes want to be remembered for their raw ability. A great athlete isn’t measured by their natural ability, it’s the relentless...

SGA Associated student presidential candidate videos

April 18, 2017

Robert Martinez* Eduardo Osario Juarez   Evelyn Navarro   *Endorsed by The Oak Leaf News

Meet the candidates: SGA elections happening now

Meet the candidates: SGA elections happening now

April 18, 2017

See slideshow above for complete candidate biographies and statements. To see the interviews of each presidential candidate, please go to It i...

The action movie that questions humanity, but it lacks originality.

A Shell of Its Source

April 12, 2017

Rating: 3.5/5 Before I review the move, I’d like to address the “whitewashing” of the film. Scarlett Johansson plays the role of Major Mira Killian, instead of an Asian actress for an American adaptation of a Japanese comic/anime. Don’t...

Speaking Frank-ly; Time to dismantle college basketball as we know it

Frank Sumrall, Contributor Editor

April 11, 2017

After North Carolina head coach Roy Williams made the final cut that separated the basketball net from the rim-an event synonymous with college athletic glory-a thunderous applause broke out. The Tar Heels won their seventh national collegiate basketball title. But the uphill battle for athletes is far from over as they still have to hustle to their Monday 8 a.m.’s. Student athletes face an abusive schedule balancing sports with a shoddy education system that wants the ...

Editorial: Oak Leaf endorse Martinez for SGA president

April 11, 2017

Down to earth. Practical. Experienced. Robert Martinez is the best choice for SGA President of Santa Rosa Junior College. In order to pick the best candidate to endorse, the Oak Leaf asked for the three Student Government Assembly presidential candidates to come in and meet with us for a Q&A. We gave them 20 minutes each and asked each candidate the same questions with a few exceptions for each. Videos of each candidate’s interview is available online at theoakl...

A bathroom isn't enough

A bathroom isn’t enough

April 10, 2017

Sometimes I feel like I know the whole of the transgender community of Sonoma County. This is, of course, an exaggeration. However, there’s no lack of weight to the meaning behind that exaggeration, behind that feeling. On the afternoon of March 18, ...

United in the goal of self improvement, Alicia Sealund (left) and Elizabeth Quiroz (right) aim for recovery, while empowering fellow students and community members.

Redemption: You deserve a second chance

April 10, 2017

The path that led Elizabeth Quiroz, 32, to prison was paved with abuse and pain. But through her work with the Santa Rosa Junior College Second Chance club,  story has provides others with inspiration to overcome similar adversities. “Growing up, ...

Hundreds of people take to the Santa Rosa streets March 18 demanding increased rights for the transgender community after Preisdent Donald Trump rolled back federal guidelines concerning bathroom usage.

Justice Beyond Gender: Activists push for increased transgender awareness

April 10, 2017

Santa Rosa’s transgender community is stepping into the light, demanding basic human rights. The minority group is one of the most vulnerable in the United States and many believe its members will experience increased difficulties under the presidenc...

Sioux Tribal member and Standing Rock activist Chase Iron Eyes speaks to a packed crowd in the Lawrence A. Bertolini Center at Santa Rosa Junior College April 3. The event gave students insight into one of the most controversial protests in the U.S.

Standing Rock at SRJC

April 10, 2017

The pipeline protesters and water protectors of Standing Rock, North Dakota, continue the fight for clean water and an end to the construction of oil pipelines in Native American tribal territory six weeks after the camps were raided and evicted. The ...

Check out this spot for breakfast! Fulfill your appetite without burning a hole in your wallet.

Carlos’ Country Kitchen

April 10, 2017

If you love breakfast food but lack motivation to cook before class, you need to try Carlos’ Country Kitchen. Conveniently located one mile away from the Santa Rosa campus on the corner of West College and North Dutton avenues, Carlos’ Country K...

Check out this spot on your next food run! Lunch and dinner served Tuesday through Sunday. Located at 1880 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa.

Himalayan Cafe & Grill

April 10, 2017

The Himalayan Cafe & Grill is a special treat. Sometimes you need to be whisked away from the stress of school— even if only for 30 minutes. The menu features traditional Indian curries, tandoori grilled meats with a variety of naan breads, fr...

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